Man Shot in Boyle Heights Bar Brawl

By City News Service

A 40-year-old man suffered a bullet wound to the buttocks when shots were fired into a crowd after a nightclub brawl Wednesday.

A security guard at La Zona Rosa nightclub in the 1000 block of East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights returned fire after an unknown number of shots were fired from a vehicle in a parking lot at the club, Los Angeles police Sgt. Kevin Moore reported.

Moore said the incident began as the club was closing, around 2 a.m. when a fight between patrons inside the nightclub spilled outside.

After club security personnel broke up the fight, six of the combatants got into two cars, a black Camry and a black Suburban, with one of them then firing shots across the parking lot into the crowd from the Suburban, he said.

The man was hit by one of the shots, Moore said, and was hospitalized in a stable condition with a non- life-threatening wound.

Moore said one of the security guards fired three rounds back at the Suburban, but it was not known if any of them found their mark.

Police have been unable to identify the suspects, Moore said.

 

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